Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. A member of the Association of College Honor Societies, it was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University.
The Society strives to:
- Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies;
- Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities;
- Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing;
- Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members;
- Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and
- Serve society by fostering literacy.
With over 750 active chapters located in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, there are more than 1,000 faculty sponsors, and approximately 8,500 members inducted annually.
Sigma Tau Delta's central purpose is to confer distinction upon students of the English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies. Sigma Tau Delta also recognizes the accomplishments of professional writers who have contributed to the fields of language and literature.
Monthly meetings are set each month and students are invited to come and check out what we have to offer. Sigma Tau Delta has joined Viking Council, giving us the ability to offer a wider array of functions and activities to our English majors who are interested.
Society for Technical Communication
The STC Iowa chapter supports technical communicators by offering programs and workshops that provide information and training on topics, skills and trends that affect our profession now and in the future. A technical communicator is someone who is involved in content development, delivery and publication; for example, technical writers, illustrators, project managers, Web designers, Web masters, instructional designers, marketing writers, information architects, and usability professionals.
You do not need to be a member of STC Iowa to attend our events. As a member, however, you have access to all the benefits offered through STC, as well as discounted fees to STC Iowa.
STC Iowa is a great place to network and collaborate with peers. We welcome volunteers to join our committees and urge members to consider joining the Council. As a volunteer and Council member, you meet a lot of new people and have the opportunity to enhance and learn new skills. Most importantly, you bring new ideas and experiences, which contribute to STC providing quality events and assistance to technical communicators.
For more information about Grand View’s involvement, contact Dr. Therese Judge at firstname.lastname@example.org
Association for Women in Communication
The Association for Women in Communication (AWC) is for women interested in careers in communication and in networking opportunities. The AWC is a professional organization that has worked for the advancement of women in all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the evolving communications era. Interested students are encouraged to contact Dr. Cottrill (email@example.com) for more information.